Tuesday, December 27, 2011

US License Plate Tour-Texas


This morning I went to Cedar Hill State Park to go letterboxing, only to find out that the trails were closed today.  Fortunately, there was one letterbox up the road at the Visitor Overlook that I still hadn't found.  This one was called US License Plate Tour-Texas.  The planter, PugHerders, plants a letterbox in this series in each state they visit.  More than likely, this will be the only one in the series I will find.  Following the clue, I parked by the restroom at the overlook...
...and took the trail to my left. 
As the path started to curve to the left, I took the small path on the right...
...and followed it 35 steps until I reached the evergreen.
Underneath the evergreen were 2 rocks...
...and the box was hiding beneath one of the rocks.
What great detail on the stamp!  I was impressed.  This planter attached a piece of wood to the stamp, as well, to help it hold up. I tried to rotate the picture on my phone, but I guess it didn't for some reason. :(
Here is the signature stamp from the planter-such detail work!  Again, sorry it is on it's side. 
I browsed the logbook for a while...cute owl!
Gryzzled Gryphon of Coryell County almost always finds letterboxes before I do...
Coffee!  Yum!  It was a cold day today-this would be nice right about now.
This is another stamp I don't think I have seen before.  Cute!
I have seen Bell Motel's signature stamp on many boxes.  It is one of my favorites!
Neat idea!
I logged my stamp into the book, and then got ready to log their stamp in my book.  This box had it's own ink, but it was dried out.
I used blue ink since Texas license plates are red and blue on white and my red ink happened to be dried out. I pressed hard so that all the detail would show up on my logbook...  
Not bad!  This planter is very creative and talented!
Even though the state park was closed, it didn't turn out to be such a bad thing, considering how cold it was outside.  I'm not sure I could have handled the weather too much longer.  It was a great change of pace for my last day of vacation.

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